I know language is an organic thing that evolves over the decades. But there is a trend that doesn’t rest easily with me, the prevalence of the passive present continuous voice. It’s everywhere and sounds so weak and excessively wordy. One day, not too far in the future you’ll hear this:
Will you be taking this man, to be having and to be holding…?
Yuk! Sometimes this form is necessary but more often it’s clumsy , wordy and just glaringly ugly.